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Nursing Midwifery in Digital Health

Nursing and midwifery informatics has a unique role in ensuring a digitally enabled health system delivers on the promise of better health outcomes for all Australians. Nursing is the largest single profession in the healthcare workforce and provides continuous care to patients during inpatient stays and to consumers within community and primary healthcare settings. The role of nurses and midwives in the digital environment has the potential to not only deliver improvements in efficiency and patient outcomes, but also to facilitate an improved consumer and clinician experience.

Suki Loe, WA Health

About the Nursing Midwifery in Digital Health

The Nursing Midwifery in Digital Health is the pre-eminent group of nursing and midwifery informaticians in Australia. Membership is open to all registered nurses and registered midwives.

The Network promotes nursing and midwifery informatics priorities such as appropriate language, education and ongoing research. It engenders nursing and midwifery to embrace information and communication technologies, and establishes strong foundations for taking these developments forward.

It also ensures nursing and midwifery has the data and resources to continue to provide evidence-based, quality, cost-effective and outcome-driven care for patients and clients into the future.

White Paper

Learn more about the instrumental role of nurses and midwives in digitally transforming healthcare by downloading the Position Statement.

The Nursing Midwifery in Digital Health Conference (#NMiDH24), Australia’s only dedicated nursing and midwifery informatics event will return in 2024 with a new format. Held in conjunction with HIC 2024.

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Moya Conrick Award

About the Award
The award goes to the best submitted abstract and presentation at the annual Nursing Informatics conference and is based specifically on nursing informatics, including the quality, originality, contributions, subject matter and timeliness of the submission.

The winner(s) will be presented with their award during the closing session of the NMiDH Conference.

Leadership

Dr Jen Bichel-Findlay FAIDH CHIA

Dr Jen Bichel-Findlay FAIDH CHIA

Chair, NSW

Director, Mojen Services

Dr Helen Almond FAIDH

Dr Helen Almond FAIDH

Deputy Chair, Tas

Head, School of Nursing, Institute of Health and Management

Berni Zipf

Berni Zipf

Secretary, QLD

Senior Implementation Clinical and Training Consultant, eCase

Tasneem Islam CHIA

Tasneem Islam CHIA

Digital Content Coordinator, VIC

Senior Application Specialist, Monash Health

Alan  Scanlon CHIA

Alan Scanlon CHIA

Written Content Coordinator, QLD

Nurse Manager – Clinical Systems Analyst, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Dr Zerina Tomkins

Dr Zerina Tomkins

Committee member, VIC

Associate Professor, Monash University

Dr Priyanka Vandersman

Dr Priyanka Vandersman

Committee member, SA

Senior Research Fellow [ELDAC], RePaDD, Finders University

Interested in a career in nursing or midwifery informatics?

Nurses and midwives wanting to increase their knowledge and/or skills in nursing, midwifery, or health informatics have several avenues.

Several universities have postgraduate coursework programs and nurses and midwives are advised to contact local universities to ascertain if they provide relevant programs or courses in both on-campus or distance education mode. The Institute provides a list of Health Informatics degree course and short course providers in Australia and New Zealand.

There are also a variety of user-pay or free MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) that address specific concepts within nursing, midwifery, or health informatics. Entering nursing or midwifery informatics MOOCs into a search engine will produce a list of available courses and their commencement dates. MOOC platforms include Coursera, edX, Udacity, Open Yale, Udemy. Khan Academy, Alison, FutureLearn, and courses address Nursing Informatics, Health Informatics, Digital Health, and eHealth, and Data Analytics.

Nurses and midwives who have experience in nursing, midwifery, or health informatics and want their skills formally recognised may elect to undertake certification via the Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA) program, developed by AIDH.

Editorials & community blogs

If you would like to contribute to our network and have something to say, send us an email.

Student placement and the use of digital systems

Student placement and the use of digital systems

Before digital health, things were much simpler for both the student nurse, and midwife, in relation to learning how to document assessments, medications, observations, and care. Back in the early eighties, when I trained in both areas, we had a very...

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Documentation within electronic records

Documentation within electronic records

The implementation of digital records into healthcare settings has led to significant changes in the way patient information is recorded, stored and used. The result of this can have a wide variety of implications for healthcare professionals, predominantly on what...

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The impact of mHealth on nurses and midwives

The impact of mHealth on nurses and midwives

Most nurses and midwives are familiar with health apps, but possibly not the broader scope and meaning of mobile health or mHealth. Health applications offer health- and wellness-related services for smartphones, tablets, personal computers, and other...

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News & updates

Congratulations to your new Branch leaders

Congratulations to your new Branch leaders

Congratulations to the new AIDH Branch Committees Thank you to everyone who nominated in the recent Branch elections, there was a record number of nominations this year with five of the six Branches going to a member vote. It was a competitive election...

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Vale Dr Virginia K Saba

Vale Dr Virginia K Saba

Dr Virginia Saba passed away on 20 November. Virginia was an early pioneer in the field of informatics and contributed significantly to the development of the discipline of nursing informatics. Working within the US public health service, her early work focused on...

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Congratulations to new community leaders

Congratulations to new community leaders

Thank you to everyone who nominated in the AIDH community elections where branches and community of practice leaders were elected. Congratulations to the successful nominees!   The following nominees were voted into branch leadership: Victoria branch:...

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Resources

Nursing Informatics Strategic Paper

A framework for nursing informatics in Australia

International Council of Nurses

Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all and sound health policies globally.

Nursing Informatics Position Statement

The first national statement to affirm the role of nurses in digital healthcare at all levels and in all health settings.

Celebrating the Moya Conrick winners

2019    Leanna Woods    Melbourne
2018    Joanne Reid    Sydney
2017    Suki Loe    Brisbane
2016    Naomi Dobroff    Melbourne
2015    Bernice Redley    Brisbane
2014    Josephine Stevens    Melbourne
2013    Johanna Westbrook    Adelaide
2012    Livio Ciacciarelli   Sydney
2011    Susan Moller    Brisbane
2010    Sharon Downman    Melbourne

Nursing.Midwifery Informatics on Digital Health TV

A member-exclusive benefit featuring hundreds of videos.

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Forecasting informatics competencies for nurses in the future of connected health

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Nursing Informatics

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Nursing midwifery leadership and health informatics

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Australian nurses experience with nursing informatics

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